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New Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios discount code now launched

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Shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new discount which will also allow you to earn Avios.

Until 28th August, you will save £5 on a £50 spend, £10 on a £75 spend and £15 on a £100 spend.

It is valid both instore and on orders placed via the website here.

Avios Charles Tyrwhitt

You MUST add code TCAW2 for the discount to be applied.

You earn 4 Avios per £1 spent both instore and online.  In a shop, tell the checkout assistant your number and they will ensure your points are added on.  With online orders you can add your number doing the payment process.  Full details of the Tyrwhitt Avios deal are here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (99)

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  • BJ says:

    Anybody know why the London AC hotels are not listed in the new Marriott category charts? Anybody got any thoughts on Design Collection Town Hall property at Bethnal Green?

    • Lumma says:

      Never stayed there but the restaurant was nice when I ate there. It has a decent reputation but it depends where you want to be in London really although it’s not too far from the central line station

  • Dev says:

    Those Charles Tyrwhitt Avios never credit to my BA Executive Club Account. They used to, when they were part of the BA online shopping platform. Ever since they changed it to in-store, online and telephone orders, I have provided my EC number each time and been assured that they will post, but they never did appear in my EC account. Following up with their customer service team was a disappointing experience – they claim that the Avios don’t credit because I never provided my EC number!

  • Michael Jennings says:

    Just in case I have missed it, we don’t have a list of which Starwood Hotels are going to be in which new Marriott categories as of Saturday do we? I am planning on a weekend at the Aloft Liverpool in October using points. I guess I should book it before then.

  • Steven says:

    Is there a way to filter out the discussions on Marriot Travel packages? Every article has comments on it!

  • TimM says:

    “Do NOT pay in Turkish currency, however, because you have no idea what exchange will be used at the time the transaction is processed”

    PAY in Turkish Lira – it is always the best deal. Use Revolut or similar zero-fee foreign conversion fee. The fare in TRY can be 10-20% less than the airline’s converted fare.

    Really, Rob, I thought you would have known better.

    • George says:

      While generally this is the right advice, in this case I reckon Rob’s on the money – there’s no way of knowing what Lira will be worth in even 24 hours – a 2-4% FX load and a guaranteed price is (at least for most) better than the risk of a big shift when the transaction settles.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Curve will charge the rate right there and then. Yes you need to pay 1% for the privilege but it’s probably worth it

        • TimM says:

          Revolut give the interbank rate sans fee before the transaction is even confirmed on the screen. A push notification to one’s device gives the price in Sterling and exchange rate charged milliseconds after clicking ‘buy’.

          No fee, no delay, how all cards should work.

    • the_real_a says:

      The best solution is to open a TRY wallet inside revolut. Exchange the money at the interbank rate in the app at the live spot rate. Then ubsequent use of the revelation card in TRY will use the wallet currency first.

  • Ruth4325 says:

    Recent Amex offer for Connaught etc. I had a bill for £700 ish with Connaught and split it over both my Amex cards for double bonus. Now wondering if this line in the offer T&Cs forbid that
    “Payment is required in full on the American Express Card to which the offer is saved.” Anyone know how to interpret this?

    • Rob says:

      Not a problem at all. I split my recent Hyatt stay across two cards for the same reason. Amex has no idea that you have done this.

  • Eleanor says:

    For the Charles Tyrwhitt promotion has anybody had any success with avios being credited to their account? I have made various purchases in store, given my BA exec no. and received no added avios on my BA exec statement?

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